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Dawsonville man accused of rape
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A local man has been charged with rape in connection with an alleged beating attack at his Dawson County home. Rodney Lee Gilkinson, 32, is also charged with battery, possession of marijuana and possession of firearm by convicted felon, according to jail records. Dawson County Sheriff's Lt. Jeremy Thompson said Gilkinson is accused in the rape of a 23-year-old Dawsonville woman, who he described only as a "close personal acquaintance."